Transcend

Transcend

by Jewel E Ann

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ISBN-13: 9780999048290
Publisher: Jewel E. Ann
Publication date: 03/02/2018
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 635,924
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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Transcend 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
KDRBCK More than 1 year ago
" We don´t love with our brains, we love with our hearts. " I literally just finished the book and now I´m sitting here with a major book hangover. Transcend left me empty and I can´t stop thinking about the story. Swayze Samuels is a 21 year old woman, fresh from college and about to start a summerjob as nanny. Her life is great, her boyfriend loves her deeply and verything could be peachy. But she "knows " things. I have no words to describe her gift and I will not spoiler here, only so much - she´s an old soul and everything seems somehow connected. And there´s Professor Nathaniel - Nate - Hunt. He already suffered great losses in his life. He´s a broken man. And then he meets a young woman who turns his world upside down and him inside out. Transcend by the outstanding and incredibly talented author Jewel E. Ann is a Newsletter exclusive story. And now it will be published in its entirety to Amazon. Jewel E. Ann is one of my few one-click authors. Every time a new book release I´m giddy. I had high expectations for Transcend and I was nt disappointed. The writing is excellent and I immedistedly connected with the characters. I love both heroes very much and can´t for the life of me decide which one I´d choose. I´m torn between both, Griffin and Nate. I highly recommend Transcend and can´t wait to get my hands on the conclusion, Epoche.
WLRagan More than 1 year ago
I won this book in a giveaway from the author. She was a new author to me so I was looking forward to trying something new. I didn't read anything about the book so went in completely blind. Swayze is young just graduated and is trying to get a teaching job. She is dating a hot guy with tats and rides a harley. She met him in the grocery store. Griffen is an amzing guy who obviously is crazy about Swayze. Swayze takes a job as a nanny for Professor Nathanial Hunt's new born daughter Morgan. Swayze seems to know things about Nate that only his childhood best friend would know and she has been dead for 20 years. This story is about the wierd relationship that develops between Swayze and Nate while she is trying to maintain her relationship with Griffen. I absolutely fell in love with Griffen right from the beginning and wasn't sure that I liked Nate at all since he was causing them issues. I liked the author's style of writing. I laughed and sometimes wanted to knock some sense into the characters. I recommend this book and immediately bought the sequel so I could finish the story.
PennySparkles More than 1 year ago
4.5 "OMG I hated to love this" Stars - Cliffy Holy. Effing. Shirtballs. I don’t do love triangles. I have no patience for them. I lose my s**t when the back and forth “I can’t make up my mind” starts. But you know when I don’t hate them? When Jewel E Ann writes one in a mystical meets contemporary romance with a twist of past lives and reincarnation. Transcend just blew me away, there is no other way to put it. There’s not much I can say without ruining this fantastic and gut-wrenching journey for everyone. The writing is engaging, the topic, as well as the author’s take on it, is spellbinding. There is not one character I didn’t fall in love with (ok, there is one, but he is a very bad guy and totally hate-able). Swayze has an enviable great life with a fabulous tattooed-motorcycle-hot-guy boyfriend that is the definition of a dream man who’s crazy about her and who she is crazy about. Even if there are up and downs and her life hasn’t been idyllic she’s not done so bad for herself, and at 21 that’s saying a lot. She is caring and sweet, funny and quirky and I totally loved her. Griffin, her boyfriend is absolutely perfect. He’s attentive and sweet in that alpha-macho way that melts me into a puddle of goo. He is sexy, hot, rides a bike… did I mention the tattoos? He knows what he wants and that is Swayze in his life. The fact that he’s 23 is something I’m trying to ignore right now so I don’t feel like a total cougar… One chance encounter and a nanny job later, things begin to unravel when Swayze meets Nate. He’s her new boss and the childhood friend she’s known all her life. Only that’s not possible as everything she remembers about him and his life happened before she was even born. So the s**t hits the fan, and nothing makes sense anymore. Until the pieces begin to fall in place. Only the picture it’s forming is not what any of the involved in it want to see. The mystery and suspense, the emotional connections, the mystical touch and the raw feelings involved made this angst-filled romance one of the most engaging reads of my year. I loved Transcend as much as I’ve hated it. There is no way this story will end well for everyone involved and it is breaking my heart in advance. Is there any way this can turn into a menage story where the cute baby ends up with two very hot dads and a lot of siblings? Pretty please with a cherry on top? Unfortunately, I’m already halfway through the next book in this duet (I couldn’t help myself and had to one-click Epoch last night at 1 am) and I’m not seeing my wish coming true… *sigh*wailingemoji*sigh*
Katy Kitchin More than 1 year ago
Jewel E. Ann is a GODDESS. This is only the second Jewel book I’ve actually read so far, and honestly she’s without a doubt become one of my favourite authors. When I received the ARC signup opportunity from Social Butterfly PR, I actually signed up to Transcend without even reading the blurb because I KNEW this book was going to be incredible regardless. And my god was I right. Going in blind was the perfect decision, but even if you read the blurb first you’ll have no clue where the book is going, even at 85% I still wasn’t sure what was going to happen and I actually LOVED that. The unpredictability of this book was incredible, and honestly there was a part of me that didn’t really mind where the book went, because I was so invested in the journey. (There was also the part of me that messaged Jewel and messaged my book friends saying I was drowning in feels and that no one better hurt Griffin because I love him. Sorry not sorry, girl.) This is truly a stunningly beautiful exploration of all types of love and loss, with mystery and intensity and family and loyalty all combined to create this awe inspiring tapestry of life, fate and love continuing after death. A lyrical poetic love story that reads as a sonnet to love, life and humanity. Honestly it’s taken me almost 3 hours to write this review, I’ve been staring at my iPad trying to separate all the overwhelming feelings I’ve been bombarded with whilst reading this book so I can express the love I feel for it. This book takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions, a heart wrenching journey of discovery, the possibilities of life after death and great loves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Jewel's published books and all I can say is WOW! This is by far her best yet. I say "yet" because I am damn sure that the conclusion to this story will be even better and leave me just as breathless . Thank you Jewel for your wonderful stories !
ReadingFrenzyBookBlog More than 1 year ago
I continue to be amazed by the creative capacity of Jewel E. Ann. Her books refuse to be contained in tidy, predictable boxes. Transcend is aptly named because it surpasses all expectations in terms of originality, intricacy, mystery, and poignancy. Jewel E. Ann excels in the development of characters who are flawed but believably compelling. One of the strengths of this book is the protagonist, Swayze. She is 21 and incredibly intelligent and trustworthy, but in some ways still immature. The thing is that she owns her strengths and weaknesses rather than pretending to be someone she’s not. Her vulnerability is sometimes paired with touches of snarkiness and stubbornness, which earns her bonus points in my book. Swayze’s biker boyfriend, Griffin, is a bit of a dichotomy. His easygoing behavior makes him seem indifferent at times, but he’s very much tuned in to Swayze’s emotions and needs. He shows his devotion to Swayze in subtle but loving ways, and their attraction nothing short of combustible. I would definitely go back for a second helping of a Griffin sundae with hot fudge and whipped cream on top. Then there’s Professor Nate. He is an easy character to identify with. His life is in turmoil, he is grieving, and his pain is absolutely palpable. With Swayze’s influence, Nate’s evolution from an emotionally wrecked man who is barely holding on for his baby daughter’s sake to a man of hope and confidence is fascinating. This story is extraordinary, challenging, and captivating. Yes, Transcend ends on a cliffhanger, but fear not. The conclusion, Epoch, releases in two weeks.
Neecy03 More than 1 year ago
WOW! What did I just read! Transcend is like nothing I have read before. It’s the perfect mix of mystery, angst, love and a whole lot of heart. Jewel once again delivers a beautiful heart wrenching addictive read. Although this book was a newsletter exclusive I wanted to wait until it was complete to start it. I went into this story completely blind knowing as little as possible I don’t think I was prepared for the emotional rollercoaster it would take me on but what a ride so far! I started this book before bed thinking I would get a couple chapters in and then pick up the next day I was wrong. I was up till the early morning hours even though I had an early day at work, it was just that good! I was completely engrossed in the story and what was going on or what I think might be happening. My thoughts are everywhere, I love all the characters I don’t know which way I want the story to go. This story moved me and broke my heart. It made me smile and made me swoon and it’s only the beginning. I’ve never needed a sequel more than I need Epoch! There’s so much I want to say but can’t without revealing spoilers so I’ll leave it at I loved it and I want more! I highly recommend this book to anyone looking to get lost in a beautiful thought provoking story that is different and unique. Throw caution to the wind, expect the unexpected and stay away from spoilers Transcend is best read going in blind and with an open mind.
SairaM More than 1 year ago
Oh my goodness, so many emotions from beginning to end. Amazing storyline, remarkable characters and an intense ending. I need book 2 now.
Blamjam More than 1 year ago
Jewel has a way about her writing. It grips you, it entertains you and this one slapped me with some angst, some mystery and thoughts about how people may actually be drawn to one another. I loved dancing along the lines of fate, life after death and never ending love. Do we ever stop loving our first love? Our last love? Our forever love? "When we love, we choose to let part of our heart - part of our soul-live inside of another person. Their happiness is our happiness. Their grief is our grief. And when they die...part of us dies too." The end of this story really brought things up a notch. I cannot wait to get my hands on Epoch! "Everything is part of something bigger, small threads of infinity, ever changing."
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
wonderful, thought-provoking, awe-inspiring Originally released as the author’s newsletter exclusive serial TRANSCEND is the first instalment in Jewel E Ann’s contemporary adult THE TRANSCEND DUET slightly paranormal, romance storyline focusing on thirty-six year old widower and single father Professor Nathaniel Hunt, twenty-one year old nanny Swayze Samuels, and twenty-three year old mechanic Griffin Calloway. Told from first person point of view (Swayze Samuels) TRANSCEND follows our heroine, Swayze Samuels as she traverses through the minefield that has become her life. Somewhat of a ‘savant’ Swayze has the ability to recall events that happened before she was born, in and around Madison Wisconsin, as though she has experienced these events first hand. Meeting Professor Nathaniel Hunt, a widower and single father, who has lost two people in his life, has our heroine focusing on someone else’s life-a life that ended all too soon. As the professor’s new nanny Swayze begins to recall a life between Nathaniel and the young girl he once loved, a girl who died tragically before her time. What ensues is the building relationship between Nathaniel and Swayze-a relationship based upon memories of the past. Jewel E Ann pulls the reader into a story of past memories; love and loss; betrayal and heartbreak. As Griffin looks towards the future with the woman he loves, Swayze continues to focus on the memories of someone else. TRANSCEND follows a path that treads dangerously close love triangle territory-a territory that invokes all sorts of volatile emotions for this prolific reader. Swayze is a young woman who has fallen in love with mechanic Griffin Calloway but her attraction to Nate, whether emotional, physical or transcendental, is propagated upon their mutual love for Nate’s infant daughter; their shared memories of a time before Swayze was born, and one man’s need to reclaim the past. TRANSCEND is a wonderful, thought-provoking, awe-inspiring story line that I fear may lead to a broken heart. The premise is inventive and original; the characters are colorful, imaginative and engaging. Jewel E Ann pulls the reader into a story line that straddles the line between reality and fantasy; a heartbreaking tale of one man’s struggle to move forward, and one woman’s emotional connection to someone else’s past. TRANSCEND ends on a cliff-hanger-you have been warned.
Rhondaz More than 1 year ago
5 TRANSCEND STARS!! Hook, Line and Sinker is the best way to describe what Jewel E. Ann has done to me, with this unique story. Nobody writes feels better than this author. While reading this story I had a goofy smile, sad at times, goose bumps and love for these perfect characters. The story you will learn about Nathanial, Swayze and Griff will stick with you forever. I can't wait for the next book in this duet. You definitely need to read this book. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
Xkoqueen More than 1 year ago
Transcend by Jewel E. Ann is the first book of a duet series (book 2, Epoch, will be released in April 2018). I devoured this book in a day. I did have to read the first chapter a few times, but as the story progressed, it became evident how monumental the character set up is in that chapter. I don’t know what I can say about this book without giving up the plot, so I’m focusing on the characters. Their inner struggles are heart wrenching. I loved Swayze. Her bizarre parents may have had good intention, but they missed out on a lot of precious family moments while they desperately tried to prove their daughter was gifted. Swazye is tortured by her unexplained knowledge of people and memories that are unrelated to her life. She is an overwhelmingly empathetic character—as are all of the authors heroines. I loved how much she was in love her boyfriend, Griffin, and his family. Griffin is a big, tough-looking grease monkey who is a teddy bear on the inside. His family and upbringing are almost the polar opposite of Swayze’s. “I want the Calloway life, where everything is measured in love, and time together is the ultimate gift.” –Swayze I adored Griffin. He is just perfect—sweet, supportive, engaged, romantic, and handsome. I loved, loved, loved Swayze and Griffin together. Remember “cutest couple” from high school? Swayze and her “grocery store guy” would win that hands down! When Swayze happens upon Nathaniel (Nate) Hunt, her somewhat balanced life is turned upside down. The push-pull was stressful for Swayze and me! The angst and drama steeply ramp up as both Swayze and Nate become emotionally embroiled in memories. An encounter with a rather creepy neighbor foreshadows a mystery to come, and it had me on the edge of my seat. I loved that the angst didn’t feel contrived, and it wasn’t a result of some stupid misbehavior or failure to communicate. A premise I never would have guessed that I would enjoy immensely, characters I adored, relationships I am totally invested in, and the author’s quintessential writing style, made Transcend a #MustRead2018 book for me.